Simulations Offered by the College of Nursing
Intro to simulation:
Introduction to simulation provides students with an opportunity to become comfortable
working with a simulator before being asked to perform in a simulation. Students are
given a hands-on opportunity to listen to heart and lung sounds, palpate pulses, check
pupils, and communicate with a simulator.
This scenario involves a recently diagnosed noncompliant diabetic client. Lab skills
include blood glucose monitoring and insulin administration. Communication and patient
teaching is emphasized.
This scenario depicts an ER visit of a pediatric patient previously diagnosed with
asthma who has an asthma attack while playing soccer. Lab skills include: pediatric
assessment, oxygen delivery, and medication calculation. Interacting with family members
is also emphasized.
This scenario involves a postpartum patient who hemorrhages. Lab skills include: postpartum
assessment, neonatal assessment, catheterization, medication calculation, and medications
administration. Communication skills such as: calling a physician, talking with family,
and calming an anxious patient are emphasized.
Congestive Heart Failure:
This scenario involves the care of a patient diagnosed with CHF. Lab skills include:
physical assessment, oxygen delivery, catheterization, IV insertion, IV maintenance,
medication calculation, and medication administration. Working as a cohesive team
This scenario is unique in that it combines community health nursing with women’s
health and pediatrics. It includes a home health visit wherein students must assess
a postpartum mother, a failure to thrive infant, and an attention-seeking child. Clinical
reasoning skills, use of community resources, child development, and client education
College of Nursing Simulation Demonstrations